It’s been such a very long time since I last visited or passed by Kapitolyo Pasig and the first thing that I said when I went there last Sunday was, “Where is the Kapitolyo?”
Apparently, I didn’t get the memo on this one hehe. The old Kapitolyo that I remember is now totally gone and was replaced by CAPITOL COMMONS, a 10-hectare mixed-used development that features posh retail establishments, state-of-the-art office spaces, modern living units, and a full range of amenities including wide, open spaces, making it an ideal destination for relaxation and enjoyment.
The surprise doubled after seeing the reason why I went there in the first place. I was invited by a friend to check out this new restaurant called TIPSY PIG, and as the name literally suggests I easily assumed that it was a sort of a grill house that offers alcoholic beverages. I imagined a non-airconditioned establishment with live bands and lots and lots of beers and hot off the grill dishes.
Guess what, I was wrong.
TIPSY PIG appears to be one of the high-end establishment inside Capitol Commons. It was a medium sized restaurant that has a huge bar and an ambiance comfortable for all sorts of family gatherings and as exciting as a sports bar. You know that it’s a good place because the first customer that I recognized when I entered the restaurant was actress Michelle Madrigal and our host for the evening was Ilocos Sur Congressman Ronald Singson who is part-owner of the place.
TIPSY PIG Gastropub was jam-packed even on a Sunday. Even the second floor area and the private function area is loaded with people.
According to Cong. Singson, TIPSY PIG Gastropub is still in their soft-opening phase, tightening bolts and fixing loose ends but they are definitely getting some awesome positive receptions from different kinds of crowds. In fact, the partners are now planning of opening a second branch soon probably in the Makati or Alabang area.
Aside from the awesome venue that transforms from a regular dining area to a dim-lighted bar and music night spot at the stroke of 10pm, another thing that TIPSY PIG is most proud of is the gastropub’s great selection of mouth-watering dishes and wonderful drinks. Let me whet your appetite and show you some of the dishes that we’ve tried last Sunday:
I really love all of the dishes specially that Beer Can Chicken – it’s a different chicken experience. I can’t exactly describe the taste in words but I promise you that it’s going to be a totally different experience from all the other chicken dishes that are out there.
For more about TIPSY PIG GASTROPUB Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tipsypigph